Teachers requesting supplies on DonorsChoose.org can now shop hundreds of millions of items from Amazon.com including millions from Amazon's Education and Teacher Supplies Store
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DonorsChoose.org announced today a collaboration with Amazon.com to help America's teachers access the supplies and resources they need most for their classrooms.
U.S. public school teachers use the DonorsChoose.org crowdfunding platform to request resources for a classroom project, and donors can give as little as $1 to the project of their choice. Projects range from basic supplies like pencils, markers, and paper, to more substantial requests like lab equipment, books, musical instruments and technology. When creating their projects, teachers will now have easy access to the hundreds of millions of items available on Amazon.com and can search and discover millions of teaching supplies – from electronic white boards and classroom decor to curriculum supplies and teaching aides – available from Amazon's Education and Teacher Supplies Store.
"Since 2000, we've been fortunate to work with a range of educational supply companies to fulfill more than 366,000 classroom project requests," said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. "Teachers are excited to have Amazon.com as a new source for the supplies and resources they need. Now, there are virtually no limits to the creativity, ingenuity and inspiration that teachers can bring to their students."
"We applaud the resourceful teachers who are using DonorsChoose.org to bring learning to life in their classrooms," said Prentis Wilson, Vice President, Amazon Supply. "We look forward to making our broad selection of education supplies available to students, whether they need pencils, tablets, microscopes or tubas."
Since 2000, DonorsChoose.org has channeled more than $184 million from 1.1 million supporters into classrooms across the country, reaching 9 million students. Half of the public schools in America have at least one teacher who has posted a project on DonorsChoose.org, and 81 percent of funded projects are from high poverty schools.
Emily Chandler, a Brooklyn, NY, special needs teacher, has had 52 projects funded with DonorsChoose.org. "I'm thrilled to have even more choices to help inspire my students, thanks to this new collaboration with DonorsChoose.org and Amazon.com," said Chandler.
To ensure the integrity of every project, DonorsChoose.org staff and volunteers review every classroom project request, purchase the materials and ship them directly to the school, provide photos of the project taking place, and supply a cost report showing how every dollar was spent.
To learn more, visit www.donorschoose.org. Teachers can register with the site and create a project request by visiting www.donorschoose.org/teachers or view Amazon's selection of teaching supplies at www.amazon.com/teacher.
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Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 150,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $184 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.
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